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Bedouin Women: Traditions vs. Modernity
An in-depth analysis of the woman's role in the current Bedouin society, with a focus on their role as healers.
# 9749 | 13,100 words | 41 sources | MLA | 2002 | IL

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This paper discusses issues pertinent to the Bedouin woman at a time of change with regard to her status, her abilities and skills as a healer in the Bedouin traditional society. The paper describes in detail research examining the following main questions: Are Bedouin women still engaged in traditional healing or do they prefer the modern medicine? What is the Bedouin's attitude to traditional medicine today in a period of a meaningful interaction with the Western culture? In response to this, the writer provides us with an understanding that the older Bedouin population favor their traditional methods, whereas the younger Bedouin favor the modern methods and find it easier to integrate with Western culture.

Table of Contents

Literature Review
The Bedouin in Israel
Belief and Views among the Bedouin
The Bedouins' Health in the Desert
Climate and Living
Health Conditions
Illness and Cures among the Bedouin
The Bedouin Healers
The Dervish
The Fugara (Bedouin Shaman)
The Traditional Doctor
Ways of Healing
Preventive Medicine
Curative Medicine
Burning as a Cure
Bleeding as a Cure
Herbs as a Cure
Mental Diseases
Holistic Health and the Bedouin
From Tradition to Modernization
Traditional Medicine vs. Modern Medicine
The Bedouin Women of the Negev
The Bedouin Women's Attitude toward Traditional Medicine
The Research

From the Paper:

"The Bedouin society has been experiencing a process of change for the last several decades, regarding issues like dwelling, occupation, women's status, modernization - changes that refer to the traditional point of view among the Bedouins. During the last few years there has been a great change in the attitude toward Bedouin's medicine and its use as a result of interaction with the Western world. The awareness of the Bedouins to modern medicine brought many of them, especially the young ones, to realize the limits of traditional medicine. In order to follow this new situation one must begin with the Bedouin tradition in different themes (Ben-David, 1999)."

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